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Westminster Austerity & Bad Policy Damage

May's Chequers Brexit Plan Will Cost Hundreds Per Person

Theresa May’s ‘Chequers Plan’ would cost every person in the country up to £800 more than even a so-called ‘Soft’ Brexit, economists have said. According to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research [NIESR], the PM’s plan would cost each person a minimum of £500 extra compared to a Soft Brexit, with the figure rising to £800 in the event of no deal.
https://indyref2.scot/mays-chequers-plan-will-cost-hundreds-more-per-person-than-soft-brexit-says-research-group

38 Children A Day Made Homeless In 2017-18

New research has found that 38 children a day were made homeless over the last fiscal year across Scotland. The analysis published by Shelter Scotland found that in 2017-2018, just over 14,000 children were living in temporary accommodation – equivalent to six or seven children in every school across Scotland. The analysis released by the housing charity showed that homeless families with children were likely to spend more than 25 per cent longer in temporary accommodation than those families without children – 201 days compared to 161, with 13 per cent of households spending more than a year in temporary housing. But this is the direct result of tory austerity. There is a limit to what any devolved government can do to mitigate it.
https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/13085/damning-new-study-finds-38-children-day-were-made-homeless-2017-18

Do You Trust Westminster Politicians?

"The issue of shipbuilding on the Clyde became a central plank of the pro-Union campaign during the 2014 Independence referendum.  Both the Labour party and the then David Cameron led Tory government pledged to build thirteen Type 26 frigates on the Clyde.  The programme was to be underpinned by a new so-called ‘frigate factory’.  The total cost of the programme was estimated to be in the region of four billion pounds.  However shortly after the Independence referendum returned a ‘No’ vote, the Type 26 order was cut from thirteen to eight."
https://indyref2.scot/scottish-labour-mps-clyde-yards-at-capacity-claim-rubbished-by-trade-union-official

Ruth Is Wrong

"what Ruth Davidson is less keen to say is that UK growth has fallen to 0.1%, which is connected to disposable income falling by 0.3% and total sales for retail has fallen by 3.1%. The reason Ruth is less keen to talk about these numbers is due to the fact this is down to the government seeking a surplus and pushing the private sector into a deficit. Austerity measures are pushing more people into increasing private debt."
https://cameronarchibald.wixsite.com/mammothwhale/single-post/2018/07/20/Ruth-Is-Wrong